SAGE ADVICE FOR RESUMES, INTERVIEWING, AND MORE!
- By bruce w clagg
Interview Minutiae (that could gain you The Offer, or not!)
"The Devil IS in the Details"
We’ve all heard “The devil is in the details” and never more true than with a face-to-face job interview. I can author a separate article on how to dress, colors, earring size, mustaches, beards, perfume/cologne, necklaces, makeup, jewelry, etc.
Let’s focus on the moment that you pull into the parking lot of the building where you are about to interview...
Realize the interview “starts” when you open your car door - someone is looking out a window...your future boss?!
CONFIDENCE, ATTITUDE AND VERBAL SKILLS are always being measured subconsciously. Please remember that a horse race can be won by a millimeter and every other horse lost; the Super Bowl won by one point and the other 31 NFL teams are virtually the same – they didn’t win the Super Bowl. Usage of all of the above can win you The Offer and all others look elsewhere, OR you do not use all of the above all of time and you keep wondering why you get that email “We regret to inform you that we have found a more qualified candidate, however we will keep your resume on file for six months. Good luck.”
If something is easy and more productive, I’m all for it…no matter what it is. Here is a way to separate yourself and earn The Offer. You’ll never know if you won the race by one millimeter, or thirty lengths, but WHO CARES? YOU have The Offer and everyone else does not. Why chance it? Very often the hiring decision boils down to the smallest of things.
THESE ITEMS MUST BECOME A PART OF YOUR DNA – THEY ARE NOT “OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT!”
Now, is this their best Offer? Doubtful. Food for thought and another article! The devil is definitely in the details!! Your thoughts?
Hello! I'm Bruce Clagg,
Advanced Career Solutions
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